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The Scrumpy Shepherd Brandeston, Woodbridge & surrounding area

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The Scrumpy Shepherd is a totally magical shepherd's hut ideal for a romantic break for two.

This hand crafted shepherd's hut has been commissioned by the owners who wanted The Scrumpy Shepherd “to feel like a luxury private hotel" so have tried to go the extra mile and have included some extra treats to delight you. They have provided the highest quality possible and commissioned The Suffolk Hutmakers to build their idyllic vision ensuring attention to detail, high quality fixtures, furnishings and exquisite decorations. Everything you need for your relaxing break is provided.

Inside there is a small bespoke oak kitchen with Emma Bridgewater crockery and seating area with wood burning stove, a luxury double bed with storage, a fabulous en-suite bathroom with copper shower-head, WC, fluffy towels, hairdryer and complimentary luxury toiletries.

The Scrumpy Shepherd is located in a private orchard and can be reached by walking over a meadow of new and ancient fruit trees. A fire pit, barbecue and oak table and chairs with lighting in the orchard trees allows you to choose to cook outside on the barbecue or sit by the fire pit toasting marshmallows, wrapped up in cosy blankets, gazing at the vast Suffolk sunsets or famous dark starry skies!
The views from the orchard, over the surrounding fields and meadows banking the Deben Valley are outstanding.


BarbecueBed LinenCombination MicrowaveDog FreeElectric CookerFridgeGarden FurnitureLog Burner / Open FireParkingTowels provided


Bedroom area
With cosy, cabin style double bed.
Kitchen area
With wood burning stove, combination microwave oven and fridge.
Shower room
With wash basin and WC.

Garden with oak table and chairs, lighting, barbecue and fire pit.
There is room for dry storage for two bikes in the shed!
The Scrumpy Shepherd is located in a private orchard and can be reached by walking over a meadow of new and ancient fruit trees.

Additional Information:
Prices are inclusive of Scrumpy towels, bed linen, toiletries and wood.
The hut is only equipped for two people sharing.
Why not add: first night suppers – home baked lasagne, moussaka, or fish pies, to include herb salad and garlic ciabatta and home made fruit crumble and cream £15.00 per person
Sorry, no pets.

Surrounding local area

The local area provides a number of walking routes taking in the beautiful views of the Deben Valley and the surrounding countryside. There are two pubs within walking distance, The Queen in Brandeston and The Bell in Cretingham which are both worth a visit.
Framlingham, a 10 minute drive from Brandeston has a number of interesting areas to explore including the imposing castle. There is a vibrant market on Saturdays and some beautiful walks around the town and Meare to take in the sites. Over on the coast besides a number of small villages and towns such as Aldeburgh, Snape and Orford, there is more scenic walking and the area forms part of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Heading back to The Scrumpy Shepherd you can relax in the peaceful setting, enjoying the opportunity to see the stars in a dark sky or watch the wildlife from the comfort of the hut.

Guest reviews

My partner and I recently spent the weekend here and loved every minute staying in this cosy shepherds hut. Our experience far exceeded our expectations. The hosts have gone to great lengths to ensure that you have all the facilities you need and are only across the field or a call away if help is needed. The directions were clear, the little touches were very pleasing, the facilities are excellent and it is the perfect location for a getaway (especially couples). We will definitely be staying again in the future. Thank for hosting us :)

James, November 2018
1 of 8

Lovely stay with personal touches such as the homemade sloe gin and cake and the owner Sarah was there to turn the wood burner on as we arrived. Lovely interior and kept well heated and plenty of hot water for 2 people - would definitely recommend to friends/family. Thank you!

J, November 2018
2 of 8

My husband and I absolutely loved our weekend here. The fixtures and fittings are top quality, everything is spotlessly clean and everything you need has been thought of. Sarah and Daniel really have done a superb job in providing an idyllic retreat for two. The orchard is so peaceful and completely private. We arrived in the dark but could see the festoon lights across the field. We opened the door to the hut and immediately felt cosy with the log burner giving off a gentle heat and a gorgeous smell. We catered for ourselves as we simply did not want to leave the perfection of The Scrumpy Shepherd. We would definitely like to book again.

Deborah, November 2018
3 of 8

Really lovely place. Well thought out with extra blankets under the bed, maps of local pubs for food, a BBQ for cooking outside and induction cooker for inside. Very tastefully done and the perfect retreat from everyday life.

Craig, October 2018
4 of 8

Amazing weekend getaway. Highly recommend this place if you're in need for some detoxing from busy life. The pictures don't do it justice as every review has mentioned. The place is beautiful, clean, great hosts. Thank you so much for making our stay beautiful.

S, October 2018
5 of 8

A romantic and idyllic little shepherds hut in its own private garden. Fire pit, BBQ, chairs, blankets and cushions make for a wonderfully comfortable evening watching the sun go down over the neighbouring sunflower field. The sound of owls hunting at dusk and watching them swoop around the sky was special. Inside, the hut had everything you need to make small meals (fridge, microwave, hob, cutlery and crockery). Superb shower and toilet area and a nice, comfy double bed...what more could you ask for?

Ian, August 2018
6 of 8

We had a wonderful stay at the Scrumpy Shepherd. It's located within a beautifully peaceful orchard with fields to each side, including a field of sunflowers. We saw lots of birds enjoying the orchard as well, including a woodpecker! The hut itself is extremely comfortable and cleverly designed to give maximum space. It had a powerful shower and an exceptionally comfortable bed. Sarah also went out of her way to help us with questions - recommending a great local walk as well as a lovely seaside town. I can't recommend this place enough - we didn't have the best weather but the hut was in the perfect location to explore the Suffolk countryside as well as being a comfortable place to hide in from the rain!

Alice, August 2018
7 of 8

We have had an ideal stay, the attention to detail in the scrumpy shepherd was amazing. We had a wonderful welcome. The weather was brilliant, although a little bit warm for moving around but with the orchard to sit out in the evenings, this added to the holiday. Plenty to see in the surrounding area. Certainly worth a visit.

D Rose , July 2018
8 of 8

Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.


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